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A fund has been established in Topeka for the families of the two police officers who died in the line of duty Sunday night.
WIBW Radio reports checks can be sent to the Topeka Police Credit Union, 320 S. Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas 66603.
The money will be split between the two families. People can donate to the family of an individual officer by placing his name in the memo line of the check.
Hundreds of people gathered for a candlelight vigil Monday night for the two officers who were shot to death while investigating a suspicious car outside a grocery store in the central part of the city.
The crowd included dozens of uniformed law enforcement officers, as well as Gov. Sam Brownback and Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt.
Family members of the slain 50-year-old police Cpl. David Gogian and 29-year-old officer Jeff Atherly also were present.
The officers died Sunday night after being shot by a passenger in the car they were investigating. 22-year-old David Tiscareno of Topeka died early Monday after being shot in a confrontation with officers.
Topeka resident Janet Rice rode a shift with Atherly in May after finishing a 13-week citizens' course on policing and described him as "polite and patient."